March 26, 2016

Don’t Let Your CPU Overheat

Computers run on electricity, a form of energy. Computers do not release heat as obviously as car engines do, but they do not remain cool by accident either.

Where the Problem is Located

A computer that overheats has operating problems that could affect the hard drive or other components. The CPU is the most important component to keep cool. It’s where all the real work of the computer is done. If the CPU overheats that affects your computer’s performance.

Worst Case Scenario for CPUs

Overheating can also permanently damage the CPU, and the CPU is the most expensive single part of your machine. It’s important to make certain your CPU doesn’t overheat.

Factors Contributing to an Overheated Computer

First, make sure you are using reliable software to monitor your hard drive’s temperature. Maybe the unit’s heatsink isn’t in good contact with the CPU. That prevents it from cooling the CPU as the heatsink manufacturer designed it supposed to do.

The problem could be either too much thermal paste, or not enough. Perhaps you have not pushed down all the pins in the heatsink. Push them all down. Maybe you’re overclocking your computer. Some CPUs just get hotter than others.

You may also notice your computer gets hot if you have upgraded your CPU. Upgrading your computer’s cooler and thermal paste at the same time, can make a big difference to keep your CPU from overheating. Coolers with heat pipes are more effective because they better disperse heat.

The Function of Heat Sinks

Heat sinks exchange heat, keeping your CPU by transferring the heat the CPU generates to a liquid coolant that remains in motion. They are used to cool CPUs and graphics processors. As an industry-leading heatsink manufacturer, we design them for maximum cooling power.